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The United Nations' nuclear watchdog is raising warning flags after learning that some potentially dangerous materials may have fallen into the wrong hands.
Dec. 4, 2013 | Uranium Enrichment , Sanctions, Nuclear , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are deliberating how to act on their concerns about a multilateral nuclear accord reached with Iran last month, several GOP House lawmakers told The Hill newspaper for a Wednesday report.
International authorities could enlist a Danish transport ship to move hundreds of tons of chemical-warfare assets from Syria to a U.S. vessel equipped to destroy the materials, the London Guardian reported on Wednesday.
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The U.S. narrowly avoided military action in Syria after Bashar al-Assad pledged to rid his country of chemical weapons. But now it appears that Washington, barring any better options, will have to destroy the most lethal elements of Syria's stockpiles. That process will be dangerous -- and potentially very ...
Dec. 4, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , International Perspectives on Missile Defense
German's chief foreign policy official on Wednesday suggested that the temporary nuclear deal with Iran could affect NATO's plans to construct a ballistic-missile defense system, the Associated Press reported.
Dec. 4, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Sanctions, Nuclear , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to Capitol Hill next week to discuss the interim agreement reached over Iran's nuclear program.
Analysts on Tuesday said that the reported purge of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, thought to formerly be the second-most-powerful individual in the nation, shows that the young head of state has fully assumed power two years after taking office.
China, Japan and South Korea last week finalized plans to rapidly share data amongst themselves on potential future atomic crises, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Dec. 4, 2013 | Ballistic Missiles
Issue experts are questioning the how great a threat China's recently deployed antiship ballistic missile might pose to U.S. aircraft carriers, given that the weapon has yet to be demonstrably tested against a moving target, reports Air Force Magazine.
Quote of the Day
Kim Tae-woo, a Seoul defense analyst, on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's apparent ouster of his uncle from all official posts.
The young man wants all the power.